Golf course enjoys a very early opening

 

March 8, 2024

Steve Korby

While water hazards were really ice hazards, the Big Lake Golf Resort was open for golfers last Friday as the winter that wasn't continues. "We've owned the course for four years and this is, by far, our earliest spring opening," said resort co-owner Bill Jaskari.

Unprecedented.

That was the keyword from Big Lake Golf Resort co-owner Bill Jaskari, regarding the opening of the golf course on Friday, March 1. It was 11 a.m., about 50 degrees, and a few curious players and their vehicles were trickling into the golf resort parking lot.

"We've owned the course for four years and this is, by far, our earliest spring opening. In comparison to last year, when we experienced record snowfall, we opened for golf the second week of May," Jaskari said.

There is virtually no snow on the course, which is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for...



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